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Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) analyzes data on housing need and federal rental assistance

High housing costs force a growing number of low-income families to choose between paying for rent and heat and covering other basic needs such as food, transportation and medical care, says the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) in analyzing data on housing need and federal rental assistance. Cuts and spending caps, including those under the Budget Control Act, will likely “force local housing agencies to serve fewer low-income families, with a corresponding rise in homelessness and other hardships,” reports CBPP, which has produced national and state level data sheets on the issue. 01/24/2013